Dr. Ahmet C. Acar is a professor at the Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. He has earned his BS degree from METU, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. His areas of interest are strategic management, entrepreneurship, and quantitative management techniques. He has extensive contract research experience, and provided management training and consultancy services to a wide array of private and public sector organizations. He has been chair/member of the board of directors of several organizations and companies.
At METU, he has served as chair of the Department of Business Administration, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vice-President, and founding President of the METU North Cyprus Campus. In August 2008, he was appointed as President of METU.
Dr. Acar has received several national and international awards including Honorary Doctorate from the State University of New York, and the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Commander) from the Republic of Italy.